One Eyed Cantabrians (Sth Is, New Zealand) - 2020-04-04
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Pete
30.151(D)
28.972(D)
15.235(D)
21.607(D)
23.641(D)
45.636(D)
Mike Sinclair
Glen
Allan Taylor
Terry A
Scope
Dan
whererulucy
Ned Tamatea
Shane Blake
Dinks
Sean Patterson
Ben Collins
Terry Beentjes
Fred de Haas
g
Veeman
Stephen
Steven Mc
Taylor
Dave
nzakka
Holly
Finn
Derek R
MrFish
Dan M
Ben
Tom O'Neill
Miranda
John Ross
Fenella Bowater
Allan Taylor
Vee
Windsurfing Nelson
The Shop Grom
Average
Pete (5065km):
56 days ago

Christchurch Estuary, NZ ..Went out a bit too soon and it was quite choppy, no legs left for it towards the end, ..but looked flat and fast as I was derrigging which seemed a shame. Nevertheless a most enjoyable sail that I was very glad of. ..Exocet RS1, Overdrive 6.2, Select 27



Comments
Dan


Sth Is
New Zealand
56 days ago

Nice speeds Pete...but really....is this a low risk activity?  How do you know it's not in the water also?

 

Pete


Sth Is
New Zealand
55 days ago

Hi Dan, I believe it is in the interests of our sport and New Zealand that Christchurch Estuary is represented as one of the easiest and safest venues in the world to boardsail or windsurf, and which I genuinely believe to be true having also windsurfed at numerous locations in the UK, Australia, Crete, Oman, Hawaii and Fiji.

As well I believe that local windsurfers should make their own choice about sailing on the estuary within the terms of freedom to maintain physical and mental wellbeing as aforded for instance to all those people with bikes etc.

Meanwhile 14 teams from end to end of Australia also sailed and registered scores in the team challenge yesterday - Actually I've sailed at one of those venues where a six man team sailed yesterday, I was one of the 320 competitors in the 1989 Windsurfer One Design World Championship held on Lake Macquarie, I sailed twelve days straight on that lake, its not an easy place to sail, its also open to the sea and well known that sharks come in - I still recall that felt a bit risky!

Dan


Sth Is
New Zealand
55 days ago

NZ coastguard want us off the water...fullstop . What if you get injured or need a rescue..Dont make the windsurf community look bad as thinking its ok for you too out. I know your a local but as they have stated...low risk activities only...not to use your car unless necessary...Dont compare use to Australia as they not at the same level as us

Mike Sinclair


Sth Is
New Zealand
55 days ago

Pete, make sure you don't break an ankle!

Easy to do (as I found) and the hospital staff don't want to see you and you don't want to see their viruses.

I'm amazed you weren't arrested and I'm sure you will be this arvo.

Think of it like this......you may be helping spread a virus which may kill somebody else.

(I'm talking about if you end up in hospital, not from windsurfing)

 

Mike Sinclair


Sth Is
New Zealand
55 days ago
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New lockdown law officially bans swimming, hunting, surfing

Author
Ben Leahy, NZ Herald,
 
Publish Date
Sun, 5 Apr 2020, 12:14AM
Police patrol Auckland's Tamaki Drive on day 10 of the lockdown. Photo / Sylvie WhinrayPolice patrol Auckland's Tamaki Drive on day 10 of the lockdown. Photo / Sylvie Whinray

There is now no doubt - fishing, swimming, surfing, hunting and tramping are banned under new lockdown laws.

Kiwis had previously been advised not to take part in these activities during the Covid-19 lockdown but the ban was made official in fresh laws released on the Government's Covid-19 website today.

People cannot leave home to hunt, tramp, swim, take part in other water-based activities, such as surfing and boating, or do anything that may put them in danger or require help from rescue services.

Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the issuing of the Health Notice was to ensure its success and help move the country out of lockdown as soon as possible.

The notice sets out:
 Everyone in New Zealand is to be isolated or quarantined at their current place of residence except as permitted for essential personal movement

  • Exercise is to be done in an outdoor place that can be readily accessed from home and two-metre physical distancing must be maintained
  • Recreation and exercise does not involve swimming, water-based activities (for example, surfing or boating), hunting, tramping, or other activities of a kind that expose participants to danger or may require search and rescue services
Miranda


Sth Is
New Zealand
55 days ago

Not worth posting such a slow sail Rob.  Biit poor considering the favourable wind conditions.  Even I oould've shown you up if I'd managed to get through all the cordons to join you.................